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Language Hero

AI-fueled video chat for speaking a new language


Founded: 2015
Employees: 2
Quick Pitch:


Smart Chat is Language video chat with content & guidance that provides beginning students, who don't know a word of each other's language, with relaxed, real-life, face-to-face speaking from Day 1. It's the only app that drives speaking proficiency for beginners without the need for tutors, thereby democratizing the process for learning to speak new languages. We sell SaaS subscriptions to Higher Ed, K12 & Corp. Training & license tutors.


CEO, Product Development, Project Manager

Warren Friesner

Co-founder & President, Clear Light Interactive Corp. B.A., Univ. of California, Berkeley; J.D. Univ. of Miami Former Trial Lawyer, Startup COO– got $3M commitment for touch screen kiosk project 17+ years of web project management. Clients: Merck, MSLO, Columbia Univ., etc. Developed customized events services & event deals portal Partner in customized personal training site ( Omni Awards (Gold), Marcom Award (Silver)

Design & Creative Director; Branding.

Erick Kuo

Co-founder, Clear Light Interactive Corp. Former Creative Supervisor, Gray Interactive and Young & Rubicam 20 years of website & app design and supervision; lead designer on projects for IBM, Sony, 7-Up, Intel, Pantene, Monsanto, all Clear Light clients and independent projects. Selected Awards: Cannes Lions Interactive Festival (finalist), Webby (honorable mention) Omni Awards (Gold), Marcom Awards (Silver)

Director of Product Innovation & Marketing at Language Hero

Christopher Davis

Education: BA, with honors, from School of Visual Arts, NY Innovation strategist, transmedia storyteller, creative executive Current: Language Hero, STANDARD\DEVIATION, ENIGM8TIC, Texture Prior: Senior Art Director for MTV, Executive Creative Director for The True Agency, Los Angeles, BDBO, Atlanta, and Spike DDB, New York. Selected Accounts: Nissan, Hilton Hotels, Pepsico (multiple Effie awards), Johnson and Johnson (James E. Burk award).

Partner, Financial & AI AdvisorEvgeniy will use his financial and leadership bona-fides to help obtain and structure future investment, develop a superior business model, and implement sound AI Rules for our Smart Video Chat product.

Evgenii Podkovyrov

Education: Current MBA grad student, Yale University. MA in Finance, Saint Petersburg State University of Finance and Economics Current: Language Hero, Quantum Brains, VoisiCard, Testimoniacs Previous: OAO LSR Group, Altitudo Expertise: Strategic consulting, Business development and strategy, legal structure, financial analysis and facilitation, Growth hacking, AI consulting.


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